The NASA Wavelength website hosts a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels. In this introductory activity, learners investigate and discuss infrared images of various everyday objects, such as toasters, hairdryers, and running water, to learn about infrared imaging. Student questions about the false-color images help guide a discussion about what they are, how they are different from visible light images, and the information that such images contain. This is an introductory activity for both the Infrared Zoo and Infrared Yellowstone lessons (which can also be found on this website.) Can be adapted for different grade levels.
Scope and Sequence connection: 7:2 Energy and Matter